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By Anne Allison
In researching this book, the author took on the role of a hostess in one of Tokyo's many "hostess clubs". The resulting text critically examines how such establishments create bonds among white-collar men and forge a masculine identity that suits the needs of their corporations.
Italian Family Matters examines the debates and political priorities that led to significant changes in the law and its relation to women and the family in postwar Italy.
In recent years, the appropriate role of government in society has been subjected to a sweeping re-evaluation throughout the world. The essays which make up this volume examine a variety of aspects of this topic as it applies to family policy in the United States.
In our opinion, past research has failed to make important conceptual distinctions which has resulted in an underestimation of the potential utility of parent-teen communication. First, we wanted to identify important conceptual and methodological points that future researchers can consider in exploring this important area of inquiry.
Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard's writings on the Nuer of southern Sudan have made them one of the most famous peoples in ethnographic literature. When his writings were first published a half a century ago, they created a new agenda for social anthropology
Attempts to reconstruct the elusive and highly personal private lives of colonial Latin Americans. This book presents a collection of essays that analyze a range of issues from sexuality marriage, divorce, and illegitimacy to sexual witch-craft, conceptions of sin, and confession.
The Family Life of Ralph Josselin, a Seventeenth-Century Clergyman: An Essay in Historical Anthropology
Ralph Josselin, vicar of Earls Colne in Essex from 1641 to his death in 1683, kept for almost forty years a remarkably detailed account of his life-his mental and emotional world as well as his activities. Few diaries from this period afford such a rounded picture of a family from...
By G.K. Nukunya
Describes the complex system of landholdings that the high density of population make necessary. This work also discusses the changes in household structure that result from the absence of parents on trading or fishing expeditions or in wage employment.